island time said...
Mine “fluctuated” (as opposed to bouncing around, or even increasing, for that matter)
It still may not be cancer. I’d hazard a guess that, at your PSA level, the majority is not. (But there’s hazard in guessing)
Three years seems prudent.
What do you mean by “Seems Prudent”. In a good way?Good question! It took you asking me this for me to look up the definition of a word I’ve been using my entire life!
Definition of prudent
: characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence: such as
a : marked by wisdom or judiciousness
b : shrewd in the management of practical affairs
(I see that definition as being “a good thing” to have.)
Some pilots are “content” in checking that their landing gear is down one time before landing.
I consider that “imprudent”.
Checking to see if the landing gear is down *3 times” before landing....I consider “prudent”.
I don’t know if you have cancer or not. But I do have an opinion on your pain. It is not cancer. I have formulated that opinion from my own experience as well as anecdotal observations of others.
When I was diagnosed, my lower back began hurting. Then my leg. “It’s spread to my bones!” was a concern of mine. It had not. Ive seen many men here who came in with aches and pains with the same concern. It almost alway (rountinely) turns out they do not have metastatic prostate cancer.
The fact is, getting old actually comes as some what of a shock to us. The stress of worrying about
whether we have PCa exacerbates whatever aches and pains we have.
And then there’s Dr. Internet. The first thing we do is google “symptoms of prostate cancer”
And there it is. “Bone pain” on every site!
You don’t have metastatic prostate cancer in your hips or bones.